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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Special counsel joins Maddocks in Canberra January 16, 2020

Thursday 16 January 2020 Veena Bedekar has joined Maddocks as a special counsel in the firm’s Canberra office. Veena joined Maddocks this week and will work with the Maddocks Probity and Property teams. She joins … Continued

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Too much of the (Apple) pie? – Screen-time apps and misuse of market power January 16, 2020

Apple’s ‘screen-time’ functionality (and similar apps released by other developers) have changed the way we engage with our screens, allowing users to monitor how long they spend every day checking emails, messaging and their use … Continued

Aged care health check: Sector Leader update

Our Sector Leader – Healthcare Angela Wood offers her opinions on recent federal government ministerial changes:

It’s back to the future with the move of aged care from the Social Services portfolio back to the Health portfolio under Federal Minister Sussan Ley and Assistant Minister Ken Wyatt. 

We think this move will provide opportunities to implement better integration of health services with other care services provided to older Australians, who are significant users of the health system.  Discussions with Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on Reform of the Federation and the review of the Medicare Benefits Scheme are underway. A focus on how the Australian care system can achieve better outcomes, including for older Australians will be welcome. There is plenty of room to improve efficiencies in health and aged care services. 

The currently fragmented system does not always offer tailored choices in health care that are responsive to the needs of patients.  The result is poorer outcomes for patients as well as higher costs for the system.  It will also be interesting to see whether some of the changes towards consumer focused care under the recent reforms of the aged care system will translate into the health system. 

Learn more about the work we do in healthcare here.

 

Our Sector Leader – Healthcare Angela Wood offers her opinions on recent federal government ministerial changes:

It’s back to the future with the move of aged care from the Social Services portfolio back to the Health portfolio under Federal Minister Sussan Ley and Assistant Minister Ken Wyatt. 

We think this move will provide opportunities to implement better integration of health services with other care services provided to older Australians, who are significant users of the health system.  Discussions with Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on Reform of the Federation and the review of the Medicare Benefits Scheme are underway. A focus on how the Australian care system can achieve better outcomes, including for older Australians will be welcome. There is plenty of room to improve efficiencies in health and aged care services. 

The currently fragmented system does not always offer tailored choices in health care that are responsive to the needs of patients.  The result is poorer outcomes for patients as well as higher costs for the system.  It will also be interesting to see whether some of the changes towards consumer focused care under the recent reforms of the aged care system will translate into the health system. 

Learn more about the work we do in healthcare here.